Gaksital!

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With the drama building up every single episode, it’s finally time to express what I feel about this drama so far.

Honestly, this is a very intense drama. Romance in this kinda of drama cannot be met easily. It’s hard enough that dear Lee Kangto (Joo Won) is also masquerading as the heroic Gaksital (Bridal Mask) that fights for his country’s freedom from the Japanese. What he plans to do throughout this drama have (almost) shattered his relationship with teacher-turned-Superintendent Kimura Shunji (Park Ki Woong); not to mention Kang To’s beloved childhood love, Boon Yi (Jin Se Yoon). Their love finally started blooming once again after Boon Yi uncovers Kang To as a very injured Bridal Mask; later on, he kisses her (squeal! :D).

There were some times where this drama did becoming a bit annoying. I wasn’t annoyed to the extreme but it’s that small moment of “Ugh, why are they always doing this?” or “I don’t like how she/he did that”. The most reoccurring part that always gets me in that moment is the torture chamber. Like come on, do they really not have any other places for interrogation? The captured are always getting tortured in there, so it does kinda get annoying after seeing it so many times. But who am I to judge? It was set in the 1930s.

Another thing was the blood. In some scenes, the blood always seemed way too fake. Some of the flesh wounds were sometimes too much. In the scene where Gaksital ruined the Japan-Korea Annexation ceremony, Shunji is conscious again and there were like so many flesh wounds (along with the fake blood) on him. He stood up as if he wasn’t injured or something. Sigh.

Speaking of Shunji, his character also got annoying in the later episodes once he became a superintendent. I would at least expect him to still have some morality in him, but all of it has been overwhelmed by his determination to find Bridal Mask. He would yell out in anger and start getting physical with others if things weren’t done his way. All the gentleness of Teacher Shunji washed away 😦 And plus, I was annoyed with the fact that he’s always doing this and that for the sake of Boon Yi. Really? I mean, I understand why he’s doing it (because he loves her one way, seeking revenge the other), but he’s really letting most of the “Looking for Bridal Mask” personality taking over him. Not to mention him getting all touchy-touchy with Boon Yi *shivers*

Even so, that doesn’t deny the fact that I don’t like LOVE this drama. Maybe this is one of those dramas where I just love it for no apparent reason. The storyline is a bit cliche, but I guess it’s just how the story kept on going. One of the best things about this drama is the crying scenes. I actually didn’t expect a lot from the crying scenes, but the scenes in here were pretty well done. I was very impressed. I don’t know what would happen once Shunji finds out that his beloved best friend is the masked warrior he’s been fighting against all along T_T.

As for the characters, they chose a VERY good cast for Bridal Mask. Joo Won is extremely HOT in there, haha. Se Yoon may be just a bit younger but I can see her in the future with acting success. The one thing I didn’t like about Se Yoon’s character was her stubbornness. I understand that she’s like that because she also wants the freedom of her country. She’s wants to fight alongside her only parent left and she doesn’t want to lose him. But following her character, she wasn’t quite the brightest character although she did show some moderate fighting and thinking skills. My opinion on her shifted when Kang To tells her that he was the Young Master she’s been searching for her life, and she cries out in anger and disbelief. Se Yoon played that part extremely well, it made me feel a little pain inside, haha. But overall, she’s a great character and I love her!

I haven’t been watching Bridal Mask because of my recent marathon with Bones, haha. I’ve watched Bones so and so but never really completed the show, so I’m catching up but I fell right into it. Hehe, so whenever I watch the recent episodes of Bridal Mask, I shall update again! Bridal Mask foreverrrr 😀 ❤

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Reflections of My World.

hellooooooo. It’s been awhile since I blog but I just wanted to tell you guys how busy I was with my drama life. 😀 I’ve been hopping drama ships back and forth from Korean to Thai to Chinese to Taiwan. I know I’m an Asian loverrr.

First off I want to introduce my plate of K-drama I’m watching and the impression they left on me.

Big

This show surprise me right at the beginning. I was lost and didn’t know who the OTP was till halfway to half.:( I’m kinda slowww. I forgot to tell you guys, Big is about a 18 year old boy Kang Kyung Joon who switch body minds with Yoon Jae, a 30 year old doctor, during a car accident. The thing is KJ wakes up alive while YJ doesn’t wake up period. I think it kinda sucks because YJ’s story is kinda left out and that becomes a mystery to me which I’m still solving. Also forgot to add that YJ has a fiancee whose is the teacher of KJ.Awesome right?Then in the mix we have crazy stalker childhood friend of KJ, Mari who tags along for the rectangle love.Well just the triangle one.This is one of the rare Hong Sisters drama that doesn’t really get to me just like the last one sadly.:( I hope I end up liking it more than what the impressions gave me because the acting is bringing IT!GONGYOOO.

Bridal Mask

Yeah. They don’t look as innocent and sweet as they do.They’re so doom you want to cry, literally.Bridal Mask reminds me of City Hunter in tone and mood just more doom. This is such a great drama and I don’t wanna ruin anything for the watchers because it keeps you on your toes, every scene breaks my heart. So I’m just going to give you guys the drama-wiki version: Gaksital (Bridal Mask) is a famous manhwa set in the 1930s, during the Japanese occupation. The hero, Lee Kang-to, is known as ‘Gaksital’ because he wears a mask to hide his face — one of those traditional play masks, specifically the rosy-cheeked one reserved for the female role, aka the bride. He’s an unassuming young man in real life, but when he dons his superhero mask, he fights injustice and rights wrongs during one of the darkest periods of Korea’s history.Summary true to story.I recommend this drama more than anything airing right now because it feels so human and you can actually connect with the characters which to me is great. All the characters plus actors bitchy or not fit perfectly into the roles. I didn’t post pictures of the OTP and Bromance for nothing, great chemistry…. all doom.:)

I Need Romance 2012

If it weren’t for this drama BM would’ve eaten me alive. I love this, I Need Romance 2012 is similar to the first season but wayyyyyy better in it’s storyline and plot. Basiclly it’s about three 30 year old friends who and their love life. The main girl lives with her on-off ex-boyfriend of 3 years in an apartment. He’s her best friend and vise-versa. If you guys want to watch one of the INR season I recommend this season as the pace is faster less stupid and non-irritating. Did I mention everyone as hot as hell?!Yup they are.

P.S Watch this age 16 and above.XD

Here’s my Thai dramas and their non-nonsense:

Likit Fah Cha Ta Din

This show is so-so. I liked it in the beginning,it touch my heart at time but the rest of the screw-up crap that happen I blame on the mom’s selfish-self. If she been there for her son, he wouldn’t turn into a jerk-face and actually meet his soul mate sooner.Also we wouldn’t have almost get some taboo going on. I give props to the actors though, they went beyond what I thought of them and made me pity their foolishness. The chemistry between everyone was great and it one of the better Exact lakorns nowadays. They storyline is base on how the mother had pra’ek with her boyfriend but he left her to get marry. She has the baby and leaves him at a faraway temple, where he grew up raise by mental parents. The mother on the other hand got remarry to an older guy and has the second pra’ek he turns doesn’t get the motherly affection that is needed.They grow up and fall in love with the same girl,who only loves the pra’ek not the second one. There’s another n’ek(second) who also falls in love with her pra-ek her unknown half-brother but laters love second pra-ek. Told ya we’re almost tabooing.:)

Rak Praksit

I don’t even know how this got on here but I watch the whole thing and it disappointed me from beginning to end despite all the pretty that was in it.SAD. If you watch the older version you’ll understand. This one had pure nonsense in it that I feel sad for the actors in it.Enough said.

Tawainnnn:

Alice in Wonder City

Isn’t the title so enchanting, I wish the same for the drama.I knew I shouldn’t had kept my expectations high because AiWC beat it all down in a punch of an episode. I don’t know why I’ even still watching this stuff. First,I greatly disappointed  in the writer who brought two amazing Taiwanese dramas to life, Black & White and The Hospital. However I’m still going to keep watching to see how our two talented violinists male leads are going to to battle with a non-existing singing female lead and on whatever craze she is second lead female. I came on the ride so I better finish it all the way.

The best for last, CHINA:

The Legend of Zhen Huan

After watching Bu Bu Jing Xin I thought no drama can beat this but TLoZH came and it was beasttt.This drama makes me shiver, it so damn good I’m dedicating a post to it after I finish the whole thing.This is what they call love.XD However a little summary on drama-wiki to keep you on your toes: This Qing dynasty drama focuses on the schemes in the Harem between Emperor Kang Xi’s wives.  Zhen Huan, initially a kind and innocent young lady, enters the palace and eventually finds herself caught in the conflict between the empress and concubines. Zhen Huan discovers that the palace is actually a cruel and harsh place, and learns how to survive on her own.